Ratdog Live at Ziggy's on 2003-05-01
- Live concert
II: Big Boss Man > Wrong Way Feelin' > New Speedway Boogie > This Time Forever > Shade of Grey > The Wheel, Alphabet Soup Jam > Dark Star > China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider
E: White Lightning* > The RatDog Drinking Song
* w/ A.J. Santella
Digitally remastered using a custom built, Dual-DAW, nicknamed Bertha, by email@example.com. Completed on June 3, 2003.
The fade between disc 1 and dis 2 was removed with larger media in mind.
- Winston-Salem, NC
- Taped by
- Transferred by
The build they bring from the acoustic openers all the way to Jack Straw works as easy as you please; they barely break at all.
Set 2: i really like how in-command Bobby is with there he wants to take the music ("This one's called 'El Paso'" on 'Shade of Grey'). For me, I absolutely love that high-bass groove they lay down on all that Alphabet Soup clear through IKYR. That makes for the funkiest, most outright danceable bit of Dark Star youll ever hear.
A lot of fun overall. BTW, Ellis, those are some pretty serious allegations against Vince. I know a deadhead loves a good rumor, but...
Subject: excellent show
Subject: coop whatever... shut ur lips
Subject: Awesome sound
Hey cooptrvler, OK we get it your OLD. I don't care who you claim that you've seen or when. I only care how the show sounds, is played, and what the setlist looks like.
Did I mention this show has great sound.
Subject: It's all about what moves YOU
Subject: Why don't y'all take the ugly talk outside of this forum
like the show or you don't, but enough with the show date "dropping" and the threats. There has to be a car racing or an N.R.A. chat room where y'all can compare your pecker measurements. Let's keep this forum civil and show respect for one another. We are lucky to have this great archive resource and if you like Bobby, Phil, Dylan, Hank, or whomever the best, then good for you, but please be kind about it.
Subject: Bring it on? Here's the invitation.
Oh and I'll also be at Langerado in my native state, Florida. If you really think that an old, balding douchebag like you can back your shit up, you have the invitation. Send me a line....simply @gmail.com.
Subject: if you don't like bobby then leave us ALONE!!!!!
For all you Phil heads, the best Phil show I have seen in the last 7 years was the one with Trey Anastasio. Hey, Phil wants to tour with different people all the time so they never get that tight that's his business--and I guess you like to hear him warble horribly through box of rain ooooohhhh please listen to it over and over(new live versions of course.)
Did Phil write let it grow or playin' in the band or ANY of the really great dead songs? NO!!!!!
So why don't you unrespectful little muts go take an overdose of disco biscuits or whatever shitty ass drug you super cool people are doing and get out of my way because you are a bunch of spoiled little brats that need the shit kicked out of them---in the words of our idiot president(who you remind me of) BRING IT ON!!!!!!
Anyways, as for the negative reviews that seem to be frustrating the true Deadheads on the archive, simply look at the user names: Leshtricity & Cheezhed. Really, the user names say it all; we probably have a couple of closed-minded, only listen to 1 band (P&F, SCI), hate Bobby for not being Jerry, whiners on our hands...so screw em!.
So, despite the critics & haters, I for one am looking forward to 7/7/07 when Ratdog returns to Atlanta for some jamming at Chastain Park.
Listen to this sad story: I missed my ONLY chance to see the Grateful Dead :(. My sister invited me to the Omni in 1995, when I was 17, but I passed on attempting to find a "miracle" ticket figuring I'd catch em' next year (talk about a decision that I'll regret til' the day I die!).
Well, my first "LIVE FLAVOR" of the Grateful Dead came in June of 1996 when I saw Ratdog at the Further Festival at Lakewood Amphitheatre & I've been digging all things DEAD ever since. "The Bus came by & I got on, that's when it all began!"
Look I've seen every version & cover band of the Grateful Dead since Jerry's death: The Other Ones, Ratdog, Phil & Friends, The Dead, JGB, DSO and you know what the best part is?
I love em' all and will keep enjoying em' all until I the day I leave this "Brokedown Palace"!
Subject: Great show/comment
Subject: Jesse Gazner...
"These comments are to review the show and quality of the recording. Will all of you grow up and take this bickering to the phantasy tour boards.
I'll give an actual review when it's done downloading."
^ you did exactly what the people who are "bickering did", only worse. you didn't even listen to the show, you angry hypocrite.
secondly, the show had a great (or perfect) star rating until you decided to give it 0 stars blindly.
thirdly, it has a stream option. why don't you decide for yourself (even when it has 10 people giving it a prefect rating)
lastly, you didn't give it "an actual review" yet, and even if you did, you'd have to review it twice to even up your 0 star rating of an obvious 5 star show.
I'll give an actual review when it's done downloading.
Subject: Respect man
Peace my brothers and sisters
Subject: I could not take my rest
BTW-it was great watching this tune come back (band is grooving)The jamming that follows reminds me of when Branford would sit in
>Jack Straw(nice jam before last verse)
Dark STar(lot of trippy-head music here).
ROOSTER(If you see my...),USED TO LOVE HER,
"Freedom, liberty, leave me alone"-so many Dead tunes are community focused ,this one is not! but too much togetherness breeds conformity and knee jerk dictatorships, we each have our own roads to choose. Being a Deadhead was always a choice for me never an occupation.
set two -I get the old blues version Jerry did of
Pigs song but I like the rockin up tempo delivery here, the Weir solo stuff is like an aged wine.
SPEEDWAY cooks here, is almost a sing along yet churchy at the same time ,"does GOD look down on the boys in the barroom" THis time forever! how many pretty faces flood my mind, Bob try this before WRS sometime! Shades of Grey- better to have loved and lost then to have not loved at all.
The Wheel is my WALSTIB take stock of life song. This ABC is funky yet spacey back into D-STAR(One verse per set) Great place for China>Rider.
E)White Lightning (from the 50's I believe). Drinking Song?probably had to be there!
Comments> if you can't say anything positive about this show you should just be careful not to let the door hit you in the ass on your way out.
I am glad BOB is out playin, I knew the scene would come back to earth it just sucks that we lost the leader of the band in the process.
Subject: Leshtricity IS INSANE
If you can't at least show some respect, KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT. I would think both Bobby and Phil would agree with that. Do you think either of them care about your negative comments.
This show, as most Ratdog/Bob Weir shows is well worth the download and $.10 it cost you to burn it to discs.
BOBBY IS AMAZING
Subject: Cheezhead is a fag
Subject: cheesehead is an asshole
Subject: I hate to say it
the vibe of the show was like no other show ive ever been at
bobby and the band at their ABSOLUTE BEST!!
by far some of the best music ive ever heard in my lifetime is in this show
i was unaware that anyone can make music sound as good as it sounds in this show
i caution any listener... you wont be able to stop listening for a loon.. loooong.... looooooooong time
i guarentee it
Subject: Great show & excellent recording
and to end the show... [Alphabet Soup Jam > Dark Star > China > Rider] quite amazing!
much appreciation for this one!
Subject: killer show
Subject: sick quality
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